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Apostrophes for Contractions

A contraction is a shortened form of a word. 

until can be shortened to 'til


Two words can also be shortened.

do not can be shortened to don't.


Certain letters are missed out when words have been contracted. An apostrophe represents the missing letters.


Most contractions are verbs.

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Apostrophe for contraction ACTIVITIES

Possessive Apostrophes

How to use possessive apostrophes. Click here.

Click here for an apostrophe for possession quiz.